2017 Mark of Excellence Runner Up Award: Elan Control & Lutron Lighting

AIC helped make a dream come true for the homeowners of this Palmetto Bluff home automation project. We had the pleasure of working alongside with Simpson Construction. Together we updated this old country style home with the latest and greatest home technology without sacrificing the old country feel.

The hidden technology throughout the home allowed AIC to be awarded runner up for the 2017 Mark of Excellence Awards. The award was for Lighting Control Project of the Year and Luxury Home of the Year.

Read the Complete Article – Hidden Elan Control, Lutron Lighting Preserves Smart Home’s Southern Charm – CEPro

Home Automation Project Runner Up

Lutron Lighting Project Scope

In this lighting/shading project we designed a centralized lighting control system using Lutron QS Homeworks for a multi-million dollar residence in the coastal low country of South Carolina.  The home is comprised of three independent structures, which all needed to be part of the lighting control system.  The Lutron system was instrumental in the design process to help eliminate wall clutter in rooms that had several zones of lighting.  Seetouch keypads were used in these rooms and programmed to control scenes rather than individual light zones.

The shading portion of this project was a collaboration between the builder, designer and AIC. Together we concealed beautifully woven fabrics on Lutron QS rollers.

Lutron Lighting Award

Luxury Home Automation Project Scope

This home required the wiring and most of the electronics to be hidden, TV’s in each room were the exception. (2) A/V racks are used to manage and conceal the electronics, which are on a full energy management system with battery backup.

We also needed full control of the 84 zone lighting system without creating wall clutter, therefore, Lutron keypads were used. Using hidden Lutron automated shades and an astronomical time clock, we programmed the system to save energy by limiting sun exposure based on the compass orientation of the house and time of day.

We were able to meet the needs of both husband and wife through motorized porch screens, landscape lighting, and automated fireplaces. Allowing AIC to give our clients the perfect outdoor setting. Additionally, there’s a 75” 4K Sony TV and (2) 49” 4K Sony TV’s paired with a sound system. All of which is hidden within those wooden ceilings.

Moreover, as CEPro explained “Scene control was key to the outcome of the project. The challenge wasn’t installing all of the unique systems within the house; it was creating one system that would allow all of the individual systems to work together seamlessly from one simple to use platform.”

TV Lift for Outdoor Patio